Trigger Selection & tuning -> for Target/Hunter build

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by 300magman, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. 300magman

    300magman Well-Known Member

    Apr 29, 2010
    I am currently thinking about building a target/hunter rifle in 260 rem with a medium heavy 24" barrel. I haven't decided if I am going to start with a T&T'ed Savage Action or a trued Rem. . . I could go either way.

    The deciding point that has me stuck is the trigger. For 600 yard target shooting I would want a nice crisp trigger that could break at 1lb or under, but the hunting would come in winter and I would feel more comfortable putting my frozen fingers on a trigger that was at least 2.5lbs, probably 3.

    Would there be a trigger out there that I could Easily & Consistently adjust back and forth between those pull weights without much time, skill, or effort?
    I would only be doing it a few times a year, but it is still the biggest deciding factor in my build.

    Triggers I had been considering with a remington: Factory tuned or Jewel
    And with the Savage: Light weight Accutrigger or SSS Comp Trigger

    But I would also be open to other suggestions.
  2. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

    Jul 29, 2004
    I would chose the Jewell trigger for several reasons.

    1 = they are adjustable in those ranges without a spring change if you select the HV model.

    2 = they can be adjusted without taking the barreled action out of the stock.

    I like to set my hunting triggers @ 2.2 LBs and the Jewels feel like they are around 1 Pound
    because they are so crisp and break clean.

    There is a down side to them though, Once you put one on a rifle you will want to replace every
    trigger you have with a Jewell.


  3. 270 lefty

    270 lefty Well-Known Member

    Feb 25, 2009
    What JE Custom said
  4. SBruce

    SBruce Well-Known Member

    Oct 31, 2009
    Another +1, very seriously.

    I've tried Timneys, Rifle Basix and tuned Remingtons, and after using a Jewel I will never use any of the others mentioned. Got 10 of them now.
  5. dirtball

    dirtball Well-Known Member

    Jan 18, 2007
    Yea, that is the ONLY problem with a Jewel Trigger------------
    Once you put one on ONE GUN, you end up putting them on ALL of your guns, I think I am up to 7 or is it 8.